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Skeg/prop guard

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As I was grinding my prop in the gravel, I was thinking that I should protect my prop. I know the welded pitchfork trick, any other sugestions or pre-made ideas?

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I think it really depends on how big a HP engine you have. Are you mostly a river guy?

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I recently bought a boat with one of these on it:

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I'm guessing there is a little skeg damage, but I have not taken it off to look at it. Anyhow, it doesn't seem to have any negative affect on the performance of the boat. I can't say if it would be any better at protecting your prop, but it seems to stick down a little further than the normal skeg would, so maybe.

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The boat has a 15 hp johnson. It is my river boat and used for that purpose only. I have a big boat for other waters, but this one stays in the skinny stuff.

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I slapped a Mac's River Runner on my 15hp for the Mississippi.

Costed $100 and dropped my top end from 21mph down to 18mph, but kept a brand new prop spotless during some mean droughts.

I'd say it paid for itself 100 times and my confidence soared.

I'm not saying you'll be able to get through problem areas easier, but at least it won't cost you a $100 prop to try.

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